On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Bermuda Hundred)
  • Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
  • Skirmish at Cassville, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Akeley, American taxidermist and naturalist who developed the animal mount process and other techniques for museums, born in Clarendon, New York (d. 1926)

Famous Deaths

1864 Highlights

About May 19, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus